triangle of velocities

triangle of velocities

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The fundamental triangle associated with dead-reckoning, composed of the following vectors: heading and true airspeed, track and groundspeed, and wind speed and wind direction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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